Plato Cacheris embodied all that is good and noble about the practice of law. He was thoughtful, smart, thorough, well-prepared and articulate. He was also kind, generous, easy-going, debonair and suave. As an attorney, and a human being, he served as an ideal to those in this sometimes maligned profession. When I was a young novice SAUSA at the bottom of the totem pole in the Eastern District, he was already famous. He came to the office (above Pier One) to talk about a case, treating me with far more respect than I deserved. I was completely charmed and remained so, admiring him from a distance throughout his distinguished career, proud to have known him and wanting always to emulate him. My sincere condolences to his family. You have been blessed with a wonderful partner, brother, father and role model who touched more lives than you may know.